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Paternal Smoking Can Affect Multiple Generations of Descendants

A major finding from our study is that the effects of paternal nicotine exposure are transmitted to descendants via epigenetic modification of spermatozoal the DNA by nicotine. Future research could examine how nicotine produces these epigenetic changes
added Oct 19, 2018 10:53

Call to overturn ban on e-cigarettes in Thailand

The Ends Cigarette Smoke Thailand group, or ECST, has filed a request to the director of Law and Litigation Department in the Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, asking for the ban on e-cigarettes to be reconsidered. The devices were banned on December
Asia Times
added Oct 19, 2018 02:17

What Canada's legalization of marijuana means for travelers

The rule against public marijuana use is particularly limiting for tourists, who may not have a private location to smoke. Be sure to check province and local laws before planning any marijuana tourism.
added Oct 19, 2018 02:16

[Montana] Helena commission advances ban on self-service tobacco displays, but nixes other restrictions

gave its initial approval Monday night to only part of an ordinance that seeks to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in self-service displays. A
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 02:03

[Montana] NIEMANN: Public Health: Beware of tobacco in sheep’s clothing

The variety of flavors, brightly colored packaging, and youthful styling are all marketing tactics to get our children addicted to nicotine. It’s our job to support policies that protect our children and teach them to make healthy decisions that will ser
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 02:02

[Canada] Against health agencies’ advice, Ford lets stores promote vaping

The Ford government is ignoring resounding advice from health agencies not to allow stores to display and advertise vaping products. Such displays are allowed under the Progressive Conservatives’ overhaul of Bill 36, which governs legal cannabis sales.
Canadian Press
added Oct 18, 2018 18:46

[Connecticut] Blumenthal hears from New Haven students on e-cigarettes

On Wednesday, Blumethal met with a dozen students at Wilbur Cross High School to hear their perspectives on a proposal to federally enforce a ban on fruit-flavored e-cigarette vapor. Although electronic cigarettes are commonly believed to help cigarette
New Haven (CT) Register
added Oct 18, 2018 16:30
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Oklahoma officials pursue tobacco "moon shot"

if the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust succeeds with what its director calls a “moon shot” goal to cut the state's smoking rate nearly in half.... One proposal is to raise to 21 (from 18) the age at which a person legally can buy tobacco, and increase
added Oct 18, 2018 16:28
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[UK] Hospital celebrates smoke-free anniversary

Medway NHS Foundation Trust signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge to mark the two-year anniversary of Medway Maritime Hospital becoming a smoke-free site on Wednesday, 17 October. In doing so, Medway becomes the first acute trust in the south east to join the
added Oct 18, 2018 15:55
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UK life-expectancy rises to 23rd in world ranking despite obesity and smoking pressures

“But nations could make faster progress by helping people tackle the major risks, especially smoking and poor diet.”...researchers looked at the impact of 79 independent drivers of health including smoking, high body mass index (BMI), and lack of clean w
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:45
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